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Aaron Lennon joins Everton on loan

The winger has found opportunities limited under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Aaron Lennon has left Tottenham Hotspur for Everton on loan for the remainder of the season. The winger has found first team opportunities hard to come by since Mauricio Pochettino took charge in the summer, and has made only three league starts. This is the first season he hasn't been a regular in the Spurs side since he first arrived at the club from Leeds United a decade ago, and he has taken the opportunity to experience elsewhere.

It is a move that makes good sense for all parties: Spurs shift a player they don't particularly want, Everton get a player they do, and Lennon should get a bigger slice of regular Premier League football. He'll have no problems slotting into the right-wing spot in Roberto Martínez's 4-2-3-1, though will face competition for the role from Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith. The good news is he won't have to fight them all at once, as all three of those players are just as capable out on the left.